HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers [How to Fix]

In this article, we will discuss the meaning of HP printer warning lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers and how to clear the warning lights.

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All Warning and Status Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

If all the warning and status lights on an HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printer are turned off, then it means that the printer is either turned off or has entered Auto-Off mode.

To bring your printer back to ready mode, press the printer’s Power button. This action will turn off the Auto-Off mode and also turn on your HP printer.

All Warning and Status Lights are Turned Off and Turned-on Power Button Backlight – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

If all the warning and status lights on an HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printer are turned off while the power button backlight is turned on, then it means the formatter and the printer are not properly connected.

Do the steps below to restart the printer:

Step 1: Turn off your HP printer by pressing its power button.

Step 2: Wait for about 30 seconds.

Step 3: Turn on your HP printer by pressing its power button.

Step 4: Allow the printer to initialize.

If the steps above do not work, contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

Cycling Attention, Go, and Ready Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

When you see the attention, go, and ready lights cycling, it indicates that the formatter within your printer is initializing. In this case, you don’t have to do anything. Just allow the process to be completed. Once that happens, your printer will enter the ready state itself.

All Lights are Cycling – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

When all the lights on your HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers begin to cycle, it means that a cleaning page is being processed. In this case, you don’t have to do anything. Just allow the process to be completed. Once that happens, your printer will enter the ready state itself.

Solid Ready Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

This means that your HP printer is in the ready state and is waiting for a print job. Therefore, you don’t have to do anything.

Blinking Ready Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

When the ready light begins to blink, it means that the printer is processing or receiving data. You don’t have to do anything since the blinking will stop when the printer is done processing or receiving the data. You can only press the printer’s “Cancel” button if you don’t want the printer to print the job.

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Blinking Attention Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

This occurs when your HP printer encounters an error such as the wrong tray not having paper, a paper jam, a missing cartridge, an open door, or packing material within the printer. 

To fix this problem, try the following solutions:

1. Confirm that No Packing Material is Lodged within your HP Printer – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To confirm that no packing material is lodged within your HP printer, do the following steps:

Step 1: Open your printer’s cartridge door.

Step 2: Raise the paper packing. Ensure that you don’t remove it yet.

Step 3: Take out the packing material of the cartridge.

Step 4: Take out the cartridge from your HP printer.

Caution: Hold the cartridge at both ends to ensure that it doesn’t get damaged.

Step 5: Take out the packing material from your HP printer.

Step 6: Check the orange clip at the end of the cartridge and remove it.

Step 7: Shake the cartridge gently from side to side to spread the toner within the cartridge.

Step 8: Bend and break the tab at the cartridge’s left side.  

Step 9: Pull the sealing tape out of the cartridge.

Caution: If you get toner on any clothing, do not wash it with hot water as this will set the toner into your clothing. Instead, wipe the toner using a dry lint-free fabric and then wash it with cold water.

Step 10: Install the cartridge into your printer.

Step 11: Close your printer’s cartridge door.

After doing the above steps, check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

2. Ensure that the Cartridge Door is Properly Closed – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To ensure that the cartridge door is properly closed, do the following steps:

Step 1: Open your printer’s cartridge door.

Step 2: Close your printer’s cartridge access door.

If properly closing the cartridge door doesn’t resolve the problem, do the next solution.

3. Load Paper Properly into the Printer – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To load paper properly into your HP printer, do the following:

Step 1: Lift the input tray.

Step 2: Move the paper width and length guides to the farthest positions.

Step 3: Load plain paper into the printer’s main paper input tray.

Ensure that the print side is facing up.

Step 4: Move the paper width and length guides to rest gently against the loaded paper.

Ensure that the guides do not squeeze the paper stack.

Step 5: Return the input tray to its original position.

After loading paper into the printer using the above steps, check if the issue is fixed.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

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4. Confirm that there is an Installed Cartridge in the Printer – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

It is possible that the printer doesn’t have an installed cartridge. In such a case, you have to install a cartridge into your printer.

How to Install Cartridge in HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To install a cartridge in HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers, do the following steps:

Step 1: Open your printer’s cartridge door.

Step 2: Take out the new cartridge from the package.

Step 3: Put the old cartridge (if any) in the box and bag and send it back for recycling.

Caution: Don’t touch the roller surface or shutter of the cartridge to avoid damage to the cartridge.

Step 4: Hold the new cartridge at both ends, and then shake it gently from side to side to spread the toner within the cartridge.

Step 5: Check the cartridge’s left side for a tab, and then bend it to break it loose from the cartridge.

Step 6: Remove the tape by pulling out the tab completely from the cartridge.

Step 7: Put the tape and tab in the cartridge package box and send it back for recycling.

Step 8: Insert the cartridge into your HP printer.

Step 9: Close your printer’s cartridge door.

Caution: If you get toner on any clothing, do not wash it with hot water as this will set the toner into your clothing. Instead, wipe the toner using a dry lint-free fabric and then wash it with cold water.

After resetting the printer, check if the issue is resolved.

If the issue persists, do the next solution.

5. Check for and Clear the Paper Jam – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

If there is a paper jam in your printer, it could cause the attention light to blink. Therefore, to resolve this problem, you need to remove the jam.

Caution: Before you remove the jam, ensure that you turn off your HP printer and then remove the power cable from your printer.

Note: When you are removing the jam, you should do it carefully to avoid the paper tearing within the printer. A little paper piece within the printer can still cause problems.

How to Check for and Clear Paper Jam in HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To check for and clear paper jams in HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers, the first thing you need to do is to locate where the jam occurred in the printer. The jam might be in the input trays, internal areas, rear door, duplexer, or output bins.

After you locate where the jam occurred, you need to find the loose paper sheets from your printer’s input tray as well as the output tray.

Caution: If the paper is jammed in the input tray or output tray, don’t remove the jam at this point. Trying to do so might cause damage to your printer’s print mechanism.

At this point, we will guide you on how to remove paper jams from different parts of HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers.

How to Clear Paper Jam Within HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers

To clear paper jams within HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open your printer’s cartridge door.

Step 2: Take out the cartridge from your HP printer.

Step 3: If the jammed paper is visible, grab the jammed paper carefully, and then pull it out slowly from your HP printer.

Step 4: Reinstall the cartridge into your HP printer.

Step 5: Close your printer’s cartridge door.

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How to Clear Paper Jam from the Input Tray of HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers

To clear a  paper jam from the input tray of HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open your printer’s cartridge door.

Step 2: Take out the cartridge from your printer.

Step 3: Take out the stack of paper from your printer’s input tray.

Step 4: Hold the visible jammed paper with both hands and gently pull it from the printer.

Step 5: Reinstall the cartridge into your HP printer.

Step 6: Close your printer’s cartridge door.

How to Clear Paper Jam from the Output Tray of HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers

To clear a paper jam from the output tray of HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open your printer’s cartridge door.

Step 2: Take out the cartridge from your printer.

Step 3: Do not close the cartridge door.

Step 4: Hold the visible jammed paper with both hands and gently pull it from the printer.

Step 5: Reinstall the cartridge into your HP printer.

Step 6: Close your printer’s cartridge door.

How to Clear Paper Jam from the Rear of HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn printer

To clear a paper jam from the rear of the HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn printer, do the steps below:

Step 1: Open your printer’s cartridge door.

Step 2: Take out the cartridge from your printer.

Step 3: Open your printer’s rear door.

Step 4: Hold the visible jammed paper with both hands and gently pull it from the printer.

Step 5: Close your printer’s rear door.

 Step 6: Reinstall the cartridge into your HP printer.

Step 7: Close your printer’s cartridge door.

We recommend that you read the following articles to learn how to resolve paper jam issues in your HP printer:

HP Paper Jam Error Codes [How to Fix]

HP Printer ADF Jam [How to Fix]

HP Printer Jam in Tray 1 [How to Fix]

HP Printer Jam in Tray 2 [How to Fix]

HP Printer Jam in Tray 3 [How to Fix]

HP Printer Jam [Issues & Solutions]

If the solutions above do not resolve the issue, then you need to contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

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Blinking Attention Light and Solid Ready Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

When you see this, it means that a continual error has occurred. To resolve this problem, do the following solutions.

1. Recover from the Continual Error and Print the Available Data – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To recover from the continual error and print the available data, press the printer’s “Go” button.

If the error is resolved after doing the above, stop troubleshooting.

However, if the error persists, do the solution below.

2. Clear the Paper Jam – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To clear the paper jam, follow the instructions under the “Check for and Clear the Paper Jam” subsection.

If clearing the paper jam doesn’t resolve the problem, contact HP Customer Support.

We recommend that you read this article: HP Printer Warning [Detailed Guide] to learn about other HP printer warnings that you might encounter when using your HP printer.

Solid Attention, Go, and Ready Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

This means that a fatal error has occurred and your printer is unable to recover from it. To fix this issue, you have to restart your printer.

How to Restart HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To restart HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers, do the following steps:

Step 1: Turn off your HP printer by pressing its power button.

Step 2: Remove the printer’s power cable from your printer.

Step 3: Wait for about 30 seconds.

Step 4: Plug the printer’s power cable into your printer.

Step 5: Turn on your HP printer by pressing its power button.

If you still encounter the issue after restarting your printer, then you need to contact HP Customer Support.

Solid Toner and Ready Lights – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

This is an indication that the installed cartridge is almost at the estimated end of its life. When this happens, you need to replace the cartridge with a new one.

To replace the cartridge, follow the instructions we shared under the How to Install Cartridge in HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printerssection of this article.

Blinking Toner Light – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

When the toner light begins to blink it might be that the cartridge is not installed or that packing material is in the printer. Try the following solutions to resolve the problem.

1. Install the Cartridge into the Printer – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To install the cartridge into HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 printers, follow the instructions we shared under the How to Install Cartridge in HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printerssection of this article.

If installing the cartridge doesn’t resolve the issue, do the next solution.

2. Check for Packing Material within your HP Printer – HP Printer Warning Lights on HP LaserJet Pro P1606dn and P1566 Printers

To check for packing material within your HP printer, follow the instructions we shared under the Confirm that No Packing Material is Lodged within your HP Printersection of this article.

If the solutions above do not fix the problem, then you need to contact HP Customer Support.